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Pakistan: Shahbaz Gormani – Lawyer at risk

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The Law Society is concerned to learn of the attack carried out against Mr Shahbaz Gormani, a lawyer in Lahore. We understand that Mr Shahbaz Gormani is the defence counsel for Mr Junaid Hafeez, a University lecturer facing charges of blasphemy. We are concerned to learn that Mr Gormani’s predecessor, Mr Rashid Rehman was killed earlier this year on 7 May 2014, whilst representing Mr Hafeez and that the cause of his death was that he had undertaken the representation of Mr Hafeez. 

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